11.28.2012

Overwhelmed & Computer-less

Hello, loves! 

As you can tell, I've been pretty non-existent on the blog lately. A lot has been happening on my end and every time I had the opportunity to sit down and blog, I just couldn't find my mojo. That and anytime I did have mojo, Josh was using the computer for school - which, unfortunately, trumps blogging.

Too much stuff has been clogging up my brain and my heart. The inspiration wasn't there and I refuse to bang out a half-hearted post just because. Amazingly, I haven't lost any readers during my hiatus (you guys are so good to me) and, not that numbers matter, but it was reassuring to know that you'd be here whenever I decided to return. So thank you for sticking around. 

That being said, I thought I'd give you a snippet of an update on the happenings in the Nixdorf household these past few months. 

- I hosted a Christmas music swap with Meghan and Sara. I can't wait to get my CD and get in the Christmas spirit! 
- I also hosted a coffee and tea lover's swap. There were a few bumps in the road, but everyone's packages turned out wonderfully! 
- I started seeing a psychiatrist and have begun a steady regimen of medication for mild bipolar depression (more on this later). I've been keeping a 'journal' of sorts on my Instagram about how I'm adjusting to the medication. You can see that here
- A week after I started my new medication I found out that I was losing my job for financial reasons on my employer's part. I was devastated, but I'm using this as an opportunity to start a 'Big Girl' job.
- Because of this I've been applying and interviewing all over Chambana, which has been exhausting, to say the least.
- We've gotten a lot of decorating/organizing done around the apartment and even bought new furniture off of Craigslist. 
- We spent Thanksgiving up north with both of our families together! I am so blessed that our families get along and enjoy each other's company. 
- We celebrated Josh's birthday at Firehaus (they've got some awesome fries) and he got a TON of great gifts. 
- Josh has taken a permanent leave of absence from the Reserves. When his paperwork is cleared in January, he will no longer be in the Reserves. It was costing us more money than he was making to attend drill weekends and the time away was affecting his school work and our marriage. So the ultimate decision was to let it go and we are SO glad we did. 
- We started We Are The Losers: a weight-loss wager. There are 13 people in the group and whoever loses the most weight at the end of 12 weeks wins the pot! So far, it has been so encouraging. I've re-started tracking my food and water, but I need to get better at the exercising...that's always my downfall. 

So that's what we've been up to lately. If you follow me on Twitter, Instagram, or are friends with me on Facebook you've already seen all of this, so I apologize. But for those of you still reading, all I can say is thank you for sticking around my humble corner of the web. You are awesome.

*P.S. When I hit 100 followers I'll be having a big ol' giveaway!*

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